Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers

Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
305,490 0.0 % $25.11 $52,220 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.46 $22.86 $27.16 $27.17 $27.74
Annual Wage (2) $40,470 $47,560 $56,490 $56,510 $57,700


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 305,490 48.28 $25.11 $52,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 305,490 48.28 $25.11 $52,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 305,490 48.28 $25.11 $52,220


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 32,220 2.25 0.96 $26.26 $54,630
Texas 20,790 1.97 0.84 $25.12 $52,240
New York 20,460 2.40 1.02 $25.68 $53,410
Florida 17,530 2.41 1.03 $25.34 $52,720
Illinois 14,580 2.58 1.10 $25.38 $52,780




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 11,610 2.96 1.26 $25.02 $52,040
Alabama 5,030 2.76 1.18 $24.03 $49,990
Missouri 7,090 2.72 1.16 $24.35 $50,650
Mississippi 2,910 2.69 1.15 $23.71 $49,320
Maine 1,550 2.67 1.14 $23.56 $49,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 930 1.42 0.60 $26.41 $54,930
Alaska 400 1.24 0.53 $26.35 $54,810
Hawaii 1,010 1.72 0.73 $26.29 $54,680
California 32,220 2.25 0.96 $26.26 $54,630
New Jersey 9,790 2.58 1.10 $26.08 $54,250





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,610 2.25 0.96 $26.36 $54,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,620 2.23 0.95 $26.74 $55,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,450 2.32 0.99 $26.18 $54,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,020 1.90 0.81 $25.61 $53,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,800 2.12 0.90 $25.18 $52,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,480 1.91 0.82 $25.58 $53,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,260 2.34 1.00 $26.20 $54,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,860 2.26 0.96 $26.34 $54,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,850 1.84 0.78 $25.41 $52,850
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,550 2.90 1.24 $26.34 $54,780